Russian textbooks sanitize history

08/17/2004 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

According to a survey by the Andrei Sakharov Museum, most 20th century Russian history textbooks ignore such Stalin-era horrors as the deportations of ethnic groups and the Gulag labor camps. One textbook that invited students to discuss whether President Vladimir V. Putin could be considered authoritarian was pulled from schools late last year after war veterans complained it was unpatriotic.

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